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February 12, 2016

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Bargain Buying: 'Hellacious Deals'

No stranger to the courthouse, as litigant or as buyer at auctions, Glenn Straub brims with ideas for his properties, whether the Miami Arena site or gambling boats he’s bought. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

A Development Conceived Out of the Bible

Buddy Runnels figures that among the aging Baby Boomers beginning to retire are many who would welcome the spiritual and cultural enrichment — music, mentoring, arts and crafts — that vibrant, next-door church congregations would provide. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

It's Official: St. Joe No Longer Florida's Largest Private Landowner

St. Joe's flagship property is Watercolor, off Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2009

Judge Tries to Lighten Foreclosure Case Load

The new rules are intended to help the court navigate a nearly 600 percent rise in foreclosure cases since 2006. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

A Price Tag on Nature

The monetary value of the natural ecosystem itself is rarely discussed, usually because there’s no authoritative estimate. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Safety Recommendations After Deaths Draw Fire

Many Florida municipalities lack public worker safety programs, so last year the state recommended enacting workplace safety and health laws for public sector employees. Read the status of these new rules. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

'Full Steam Ahead' for Babcock Ranch

The prolonged slump has pushed the anticipated start for the 19,500-home project back a year to 2011 and forced nine layoffs at Kitson & Partner’s Port Charlotte office. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Economic Reconstruction in St. Marks

For decades last century, the city of St. Marks in Wakulla County thrived as a petroleum port and storage center. But when pipelines began replacing boat transport, the town’s core industry and jobs declined. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Data: Vacant Developed Lots in Southeast Fla.

land Room to Grow Supply of vacant developed lots based on annual starts pace (as of the end of the third quarter): County Supply of Vacant Lots (months) Martin 194.4... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Syd Kitson: Weathering the Perfect Storm

In the current economy, his firm, Kitson & Partners, has had to deal with a growing number of challenges requiring concentrated attention. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Despite Downturn, Ft. Lauderdale Skyscraper Planned

Fort Lauderdale's skyline shaper Terry Stiles thinks the commercial real estate market won't be back until at least 2010. And while, he had to lay off employees, he sees enough of a silver lining to plan downtown's tallest tower. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Stats: Owners With Second Mortgage

See percentage of south Florida mortgaged owner-occupied homes that also have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Luxury Pools: Swimming in Style

Fancy ways to impress with your pool deck. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Gaming the Incentive System

"Middle-market developments are the only kind of affordable housing that are profitable to build, leaving the types of projects Florida most needs — those for extremely low-income residents — underdeveloped." Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Affordable Housing Market Still Booms

Developers are racing to build affordable apartments - the only segment of residential real estate still thriving - but are the projects what Florida's communities need? Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Foreclosures with a Twist in Jacksonville

A Jacksonville community development district is trying to foreclose on its own developer. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Miami's Rush for New Construction Jobs

Miami-Dade leaders hope to create thousands of jobs by fast tracking nearly $650 million in county construction projects. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

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